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ROBERT YATES CLASS OF 2018 NASCAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE!

ROBERT YATES
CLASS OF 2018 NASCAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE!

CHARLOTTE, NC, May 24, 2017 – CONGRATULATIONS, Robert Yates class of 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee. What a special and well deserved moment for Robert and the entire Yates’ family. This prestigious award was announced tonight at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Building engines and cars has been in Robert’s blood since the beginning. His legacy reads like the American Dream, starting out at Holman Moody Racing, working his way to become one of the most legendary and respected engine builders and NASCAR team owners that the sport has ever known.

Robert has proven that hard work, dedication and passion was the perfect formula for success and a legendary career.
Achieving 77 wins as NASCAR’s premier engine builder
57 overall wins, 48 Poles as NASCAR Team Owner
Three Daytona 500
Two Brickyard 400
One Championship

“Our family is so honored and humbled this evening to be acknowledged by the NASCAR Hall of Fame,” said Doug Yates, President and CEO of Roush Yates Engines. “We would like to thank Ford Motor Company, NASCAR, Team Members and everyone that has been part of my Dad’s career as well as the many fans for their continued support!”

The Roush Yates Engines’ family celebrates with Robert and the Yates’ family on this milestone achievement. Congratulations Robert and all the inductees!

THE CHASE IS ON!

THE CHASE IS ON!

The field of 58 NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers has been narrowed to 16. Introducing the Class of 2016 Chase competitors.

Roush Yates Engines is proud to be the exclusive NASCAR engine builder of the Ford FR9 V8 race engines that will provide the power under the hood for three of this year’s drivers in the 2016 Chase.

Brad Keselowski, driver No. 2 for Team Penske was the first Ford Performance driver to claim his spot in the Chase grid after accumulating a season high of 4 wins. Keselowski secured the first win for Team Penske in the desert at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and then followed it up with wins in Talladega, Daytona 400 and Kentucky.

Joey Logano, driver of Team Penske’s No. 22 car punched his ticket to The Chase by winning in team owner Roger Penske and Ford Performance’s backyard at the Michigan 400. Continue reading THE CHASE IS ON!

Roush Yates RY45 Series Announcement

MOORESVILLE, NC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2015

Roush Yates Engines wants to ensure the engine builder and racing community that we are committed to support the RY45 engine platform. The RY45 is an aluminum version of the Ford FR9 NASCAR engine and was released in 2014. It has the same performance advantages of the Ford FR9 and can be used in multiple racing series including: Dirt Late Model, Off Road Truck, Drag Racing, Marine as well as Street Performance. Roush Yates will continue to promote and sell RY45 products through distribution to engine builders and racers in 2016 and beyond.

“We are excited to share our technology and lead the industry with innovation,” said Doug Yates, President & CEO of Roush Yates, “The RY45 is a classic example of Roush Yates Engines technology being shared across all forms of motorsports.”

Many of the leading engine parts vendors now supply components that integrate into the RY45 platform. Cometic, Del West, Mahle, Jesel, T&D, Carillo, Dyers, Callies, Bryant, Comp Cams, and Scott Wires, just to name a few. All of these vendors provide top quality parts and support for the RY45. This robust and expanding vendor list is another reason that makes the RY45 engine advantageous to all engine builders.

Roush Yates Engines sold over 50 units of RY45 engines/engine kits during the first year of availability. Please stay tuned for more developments on the RY45 engine platform. Roush Yates Engines will now distribute the RY45 and D3 components through SRI Performance in Mooresville, NC.

Roush Yates Racing–Logano Goes Back-To-Back with Roush Yates Power

Logano Goes Back-To-Back with Roush Yates Power

Joey Logano captures back-to-back wins in the Contender Round
Team Penske and Roush Yates have 19 NSCS wins over the past three years
The win marks Ford’s 30th all-time NASCAR Chase victory
KANSAS CITY, Kan., October 20, 2015 – Roush Yates Engines and Ford Performance powered Joey Logano to his second consecutive Chase win at Kansas Speedway, making him two for two in the Contender Round. The win is Logano’s fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season and 13th win of his career.

“I couldn’t be more proud of what we’re doing right now,” said Logano, “I’ve got to thank Shell, Pennzoil, AAA, Coca-Cola, Roush Yates motors. This is a big motor racetrack. I was on the gas a lot and they brought the big steam. We’re such a fast racecar, such a great team. We’ve showed it two weeks in a row now, and this is a lot of fun.”

It was a hard fought battle during the Hollywood Casino 400 on Sunday. Logano started 14th, but had a strong run up to second in the early laps of the race. Logano maintained a spot near the front all afternoon, and took the lead with five laps remaining. He captured the win in a green-white-checkered finish and celebrated with his signature triple axel burn out.

“Last pit stop Todd made a great call and made some great changes,” said Logano. “Then it was that time to find that next level as a driver and find that next little piece to get a little bit more speed out of your car. I was able to race hard and get back to the lead and be able to win.”

“To win back-to-back races in the Contender Round with Joey and Team Penske is quite an accomplishment,” said Doug Yates, President & CEO of Roush Yates. “He had a strong car all day. This is a great achievement and we take great pride in providing the power under the hood.”

The accomplishments of Roush Yates Engines on the track are the result of relationships with great partners including FORD Performance, Mahle Clevite, Cometic Gasket, Del West, Rottler Manufacturing, Mitee-Bite, Universal Technical Institute, Mitsubishi Materials U.S.A., and Safety Kleen. We rely on their products in our engines each week as they play a vital role in our success.

The same expertise and passion that goes into these winning race engines goes into providing our customers with premium performance products. Everyone on the Roush Yates team is dedicated to delivering power, performance and reliability to all of our customers.

RoushYates Racing–RY45 Powers to Weekend Sweep of Lucas Oil Late Model

RY45 Powers to Weekend Sweep of Lucas Oil Late Model

DIRT Series Races

Mooresville, NC. September 8, 2015 – Scott Bloomquist pulled the weekend hat trick winning all three Lucas Oil Late Model DIRT Series (LOLMDS) races in his Sweet-Bloomquist Chassis powered by Durham Racing Engines with RY45 Series engine components. Bloomquist is on a 5 race win streak with the LOLMDS and inches closer to current point’s leader. Continue reading RoushYates Racing–RY45 Powers to Weekend Sweep of Lucas Oil Late Model

RY45 Series Wins Again: Durham Racing Engines Powers Scott Bloomquist Two Wins in Two Weeks

RY45 Series Wins Again: Durham Racing Engines Powers Scott Bloomquist Two Wins in Two Weeks

Mooresville, NC. August 31, 2015 – Durham Racing Engines powered Scott Bloomquist to his third and fourth Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) victories of 2015 at Lawrenceburg Speedway and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway. Bloomquist has finished in the top 2 in six of the last 7 LOLMDS races and earned $72,000 in four wins. Continue reading RY45 Series Wins Again: Durham Racing Engines Powers Scott Bloomquist Two Wins in Two Weeks

FORD Performance and Roush Yates Engines Capture Xfinity Series win at Kentucky with Brad Keselowski

FORD Performance and Roush Yates Engines Capture Xfinity Series win at Kentucky with Brad Keselowski

Mooresville, NC. July 13, 2015 – The No. 22 Team Penske FORD Mustang driven by Brad Keselowski picked up his third career Xfinity Series win at Kentucky Speedway Friday night. The win is Team Penske’s 50th Xfinity Series win of all time.

“It just seems perfect,” said Keselowski, “I feel very humble and proud to drive a car this good, year in and year out, at the Xfinity Series level. Continue reading FORD Performance and Roush Yates Engines Capture Xfinity Series win at Kentucky with Brad Keselowski

Roush Yates Racing–Durham Racing Engines Wins First Ever Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Event with Brian Deegan and Roush Yates RY45

Durham Racing Engines Wins First Ever Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Event with Brian Deegan and Roush Yates RY45
Mooresville, NC June 4, 2015 – Durham Racing Engines and Brian Deegan raced to their first win of 2015 during the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) with the RY45 Series engine platform. The win is the first for Roush Yates RY45 Series engine platform in off road trucks with engine builder, Andy Durham. Continue reading Roush Yates Racing–Durham Racing Engines Wins First Ever Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Event with Brian Deegan and Roush Yates RY45